Diary of an Early American Boy 1805

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Courier Corporation, 2008 - History - 108 pages
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For his fifteenth birthday in 1805, Noah Blake received a little leather-bound diary. This reprint of his actual journal offers modern readers a charming glimpse of a vanished era through the eyes of a nineteenth-century farm boy. Eric Sloane—a distinguished historian, author, and artist—has expanded Noah Blake's daily entries with a fascinating explanatory narrative and 72 delightful drawings.
Hailed by Library Journal as "informative and nostalgic," this unique book features descriptions and drawings of such common chores as making nails, building a bridge, splitting shingles, spring plowing, and maple-sugaring, along with the construction of an entire backwoods farm. The result is a remarkable window onto the customs and preoccupations of rural New England two centuries ago.
 

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

My dad turned me onto Sloane. I love satisfying my craving to learn something that I'll never use, and would never learn in school, but which is still interesting. It's especially interesting because Sloane's own passion shines in his writing. Read full review

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User Review  - klburnside - LibraryThing

This book based on an old diary of a young boy from the early 1800s. The author includes actual excerpts from the boy's diary, along with his own ideas and explanations of the boy's daily life. At the ... Read full review

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